Stone, Brick, Block and Lined Chimney Repair in Portsmouth New Hampshire by the Professional Chimney Masons and Sweeps at Sin Cal Chimney
Chimney repair of failing chimneys, providing chimney waterproofing, brick repointing, chimney cap and chimney crown replacement and repair, flashing replacement and repair as well as complete chimney rebuilds and reconstruction
We services Portsmouth NH and the surrounding towns: Rye, Greenland, Hampton, North Hampton, Seabrook, Newington, Newmarket, Epping, Durham
Stone, brick, block, and lined chimneys are all common throughout New Hampshire, and the greater New England area, and add both warmth and beauty to any home, but all need ongoing maintenance and chimney repair as time goes by. Over time issues need to be addressed, everything from failing mortar joints, to poorly installed and maintained chimney flashing, to damaged crowns, chimney caps, loosening stones and bricks, degradation in chimney fire blocks and bricks and more. Whether your chimney is failing structurally or functionally, the professional sweeps and masons at Sin Cal Chimney can help. We can provide chimney repairs both large and small, from chimney waterproofing, to brick and stone repointing, to complete chimney rebuilding in the tightest of spaces, we are here to help.
Chimney Mortar Repair
If you have a brick, block, or natural stone chimney, mortar is a critical and structural part of it’s design and construction. When the mortar in your chimney fails it can lead to water leaks, crumbling and falling bricks, blocks and stones, as well as create an unsafe environment for both people and structure. Where you see one mortar joint fail, chances there are others, sometimes behind walls and other obstructions you just can’t see without the proper chimney inspection equipment and experience being in the industry for many years brings.
Additionally, many chimney sweeps are not equipped or trained as skilled masons, this is a critical skill when it comes to repairing your chimney. Any old chimney sweep won’t do, you need an experienced stonemason with years of experience to get the job done right, because getting it done wrong can mean everything, it can be the difference between life an death, literally.
When it comes to mortar joint repair for your Portsmouth NH homes chimney, call Sin Cal Chimney and rest easy knowing that trained masons are handling your chimney for maximum safety, and beauty.
Chimney Crown Repair and Rebuilding
A chimney crown is a large slab that covers and protects the top of the chimney and it’s flue. When properly built and maintained, chimney crowns can last many, many years. Unfortunately many are not properly built, or maintained. Because your chimney crown is an essential part of your chimney’s design it’s imperative that you inspect and repair any suspected damage or failing as soon as it is noticed to ensure more major issues don’t arise from it’s neglect.
Chimney Cap and Flashing Repair and Replacement
Chimney caps and chimney flashing are also critical components to your chimney and it’s proper workings. A properly constructed and maintained chimney cap can give you many years of service, and combined with a strong chimney crown, provides your upper chimney protection from water intrusion as well as pests, and helps keep bigger burning embers from exiting your chimney and potentially causing a life threatening situation of a roof or structure fire, or woodland fire. If your chimney is missing a cap, or has one that is failing, whether its stone, metal, or clay, let the professional chimney repair specialists at Sin Cal Chimney repair or replace it today, and ensure the safety of everyone, and the integrity of your chimney’s structure for decades to come.
One of the most common failures when it comes to your chimney is it’s chimney flashing. When chimney flashing fails, repair needs to be undertaken immediately. When flashing needs repair, you can bet your bottom dollar that there is damage occurring in and around the chimney’s structure as well as to the underlying roof and wall structures that lie beneath. Water penetration along the chimney’s exterior at the roof line will allow water to penetrate into the building materials below into the roof and attic structure promoting an environment where mold growth and wood deterioration can thrive. Those issues if left unchecked can in fact become bigger problems that the flashing repair itself. Do yourself a favor and call the masons and sweeps at Sin Cal at the first sign of chimney flashing failure and make quick work of your moisture problem.
Brick, Stone, Block and Lined Chimney Rebuilds, Reconstruction and Restoration in Portsmouth New Hampshire
Your chimney is exposed to constantly harsh, and ever-changing conditions. In the winter, it is negatively impacted by extreme cold, ice, and snow. In the spring, it is pelted with frequent damaging rain and wind and in the summer, high temperatures, humidity and the occasional severe thunderstorm take their toll. These seasonal variations, in addition to ground shifts we experience in New England, and you have a recipe for potentially serious degradation of your chimney and it’s components.
Your chimney may begin to show wear and tear, even prematurely, due to these harsh conditions. Call Sin Cal Chimney today and have true masons and specialists inspect, and assess your chimney’s condition to see if you need a chimney repair or complete rebuild or restoration.
Chimney Waterproofing in Portsmouth New Hampshire
Chimney leaks can happen for a variety of reasons, none of which are good for your chimneys long term stability. Faulty flashing, mortar joint failures and deterioration, old brick crumbling, missing mortar joints leaving air spaces between bricks and stones, improperly sealed structure and chimney material joints, missing or damage chimney caps, deteriorating or missing chimney crowns, faulty flu equipment, and more can all lead to unwanted water penetration. Waterproofing your chimney can be the first defense in maintaining a strong, long-lasting chimney for decades. Waterproofing starts with a full inspection that will lead to a scope list of task items needed to undertake the waterproofing process. Major failures and defects need to be addressed, and once done, a preventative coating of an appropriate water-proofer can be applied.
Lined Chimney Repair for Portsmouth New Hampshire Homes and Commercial Properties
Many people don’t realize that metal lined chimneys need inspections, cleanings, maintenance and repair as well. Although many of the same challenges exist for lined chimneys, there are in fact a few more things to consider. Lined chimneys, typically with stainless steel liners have joints that can need inspection and repair from time to time. When it comes to liners, rust and blockage need to be addressed as time goes by.
Have you had a chimney fire? Call the local fire department if you haven’t already done so and make sure that any immediate fire hazard has been addressed. Anytime you have a chimney fire it’s good to get the fire department down as soon as possible so that they can analyze the situation and use the necessary technology to locate any abnormal heat patterns inside wall cavities and other areas you just can’t see. Once the fire department has cleared any potential trouble areas, and that should be done immediately during and after any chimney fire, your next call should be to Sin Cal Chimneys to do a full cleaning and inspection to make sure the fire didn’t damage any of the chimney, flue, or other structural components like chimney caps, etc.
Portsmouth Fire Department
170 Court ST
Portsmouth, NH 03801-4416
Chimney Repair is Best Left to True Chimney Masons with Chimney Sweeping Experience, in Portsmouth New Hampshire, that’s Sin Cal Chimney!
Call Sin Cal Chimney today to schedule your chimney repair inspection. We pride ourselves on customer service and high-quality workmanship. Rest easy knowing that true professionals are handling your chimney repair, left to handyman it could spell disaster. Call 603-680-4112 to schedule your appointment today!